Last Saturday I got the chance to try something a little crazy – donning something pastel on my hair for SM North Edsa’s #WelovePastel event.

I’ve never done anything drastic to my hair color-wise. Yes, rebonds and perms were done here and there but my color has always been normal. I did try to use do-it-yourself ones but I could never get the desired results.

Still, the colors I tried on were relatively mild. I’ve always wanted nondescript changes and subtle differences noticeable only when under the sun. Drastic changes seemed fake to me and I embraced the safety net of gradual, and maybe to some, boring, coloring. For the #WeLovePastel event that I’ll be talking more about in the blog post to follow, I originally thought we had to dye our hair pastel but was able to breathe a sigh of relief when we were given the option of, errr, a clip on.

Given my aversion to color, saying yes to the clip on (even with it being just that), still came as a surprise to me. Although it was admittedly kooky, it was still kind of fun and liberating – it was temporary anyway (I just love risks without consequences). I guess I realized, if Karl Lagerfeld can do pastel hair for Chanel fashion shows, then I can follow Karl’s directive and do pastel hair for a day.

And despite my better judgment that a solid pink streak is a little too out there, I kind of liked it. May I remind you that I didn’t don any costume for Halloween and any outfit reminiscent of Katy Perry makes up for that. Even when it’s off spook-season.

Dress, by yours truly | Bag, ALEXANDER WANG